Mom to Mom: 8 Books That Will SAVE Your Sanity And Make You Feel Seen

Let’s face it, being a mom is hard. It can also be an isolating and overwhelming role where our only social circle is our children, and the only plans we have are domestic. Each day can feel like the last, picking up clothes off the floor and cooking meals they will complain about. It can be a grind. Although it’s the greatest, most rewarding job there is, it’s also called a job for a reason. If you’re finding this completely relatable, I think it’s time to find a book buddy. What do I mean by that? I mean, a book that understands you to the core so much, it feels like the friend you’ve been needing all along. 

From stories written by single mothers, to books centered around mental health, there are so many great reads out there for each chapter of your life as a mom. Even in our busiest moments, we still deserve some quiet time to ourselves, and what better use of that time than to get lost in a book!

I’ve listed a few books below that come highly recommended and a few I’ve read during some trying times. Give any of these books a read and you’ll find yourself saying “Amen to that” or “Yes, finally someone gets me” out loud more than you realize. 

‘Holding Up The Universe’ By Jennifer Niven

'Holding Up The Universe' By Jennifer Niven

Holding Up The Universe follows the relationship that grows between Libby Strout and Jack Masselin, two teens who meet because of a vicious bullying “game” that lands them in group counseling.


‘Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess’ By Dr. Caroline Leaf 

'Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess' By Dr. Caroline Leaf 

Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess presents a scientifically backed strategy for rooting out toxic thoughts. It breaks down the principles and tools of the Neurocycle – a mind-management process that changes toxic thoughts and their related behaviors into positive thinking and habits.


‘Who Will Hold Me?’ By Sophie Pagalday

'Who Will Hold Me?' By Sophie Pagalday

Married to an alcoholic, she blamed her husband for the overwhelming pressure she felt and her young daughter’s unstable and confusing childhood. Until a fateful spiritual retreat rearranged her perspective and kick-started her journey to transform her life.


‘More Than A Mom’ By Ashley Carbonatto

'More Than A Mom' By Ashley Carbonatto

Ashley’s story takes us on a journey through the past 15-ish years of her life. She takes us through college, her marriage, her corporate high-stakes career and then onto having her first baby. After having her first kiddo, she felt the need to be a stay-at-home mom to nurture and love that baby boy into his future self.


‘The Art Of Good Enough’ By Dr. Ivy Ge 

'The Art Of Good Enough' By Dr. Ivy Ge 

From an aspiring actress to becoming a pharmacy professor, Dr. Ivy Ge has transformed her life while balancing her role as a working mother. Using her life lessons as a new mom juggling work and school, she helps you navigate the complexity of motherhood in simple, meaningful ways.


‘Power Moms’ By Joann S. Lublin

'Power Moms' By Joann S. Lublin

A retired Wall Street Journal editor and mother compares two generations of women — Boomers and Gen Xers — to examine how each navigates the emotional and professional challenges involved in juggling managerial careers and families.


‘Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One’ By Raphaelle Giordano

'Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One' By Raphaelle Giordano

The feel-good #1 best-selling French novel about a woman whose mission to cure her “routine-itis” leads her to lasting joy and true fulfillment. For fans of The Alchemist and Hector and the Search for Happiness.


‘Self Discovery Journal’ By Mary Casie

'Self Discovery Journal' By Mary Casie

A wonderful self development tool that is created to help your journey in self discovery through the art of journaling.



Have you read any of these books for moms? Tell us if you have or plan to in the comments!

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